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Public Health at the University of Otago

Public health is the study and practice of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting the health of entire populations and population sub-groups.

Public health study aims to understand:

  • Why some people are healthy and some are not.
  • How to prevent illness and injury.
  • How people's health can be improved through working with communities.
  • How political systems and health organisations affect health.

Public Health study at Otago is available at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

More information about Public Health

Email: bhealsc@otago.ac.nz